Tag: Utilities

Rep. Berry files bill to cap electric rates and modernize Missouri’s energy grid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After calls from several consumer groups in the Show-Me State for a utility rate cap, it seems that the legislation to create such a policy is primed for debate in the next legislative session. Rep. T.J. Berry pre-filed a bill that would cap the average electric rate increases to three percent annually. “Historically, low-energy costs have been a tremendous advantage to the Missouri economy and workers,” said Berry, R-Kearney. “But every […]

SEMO steel mill and smelter still waiting decision from companies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ latest post on social media regarding a steel mill heading to the Show-Me State left more than a few confused. News of a new rebar steel mill being built in Sedalia broke on Nov. 21, which Governor Greitens announced on Facebook. The post, which failed to mention anything about the company or the location of the steel mill, left many confused as to whether the steel mill […]

Missouri Retailers Association calls for compromise with energy legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Retailers Association has long opposed legislation they felt would make it easier to increase utility rates, but now the organization is saying they will support some energy legislation – with a few conditions. In a letter sent to Missouri’s lawmakers on Friday, Nov. 17, the association says that if Missouri can’t find a way to “better control electricity costs” in the state, many retailers “may call it quits.” The […]

Missouri-American Water case could change how Missouri decides rates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new rate case proposal from Missouri-American Water Company (MAWC) could drastically change the way rate cases are handled in the Show-Me State if the Missouri Public Service Commission signs off. That’s because MAWC is proposing to use a future test year to base their water and sewer rate cases on. In rate cases, test-year sales and operating costs are adjusted to reflect ‘normal’ weather based on either a model of […]